Users concern might be due to the fact. When trying to remove their Gmail account from settings many users get the following message: "This account is required by some applications. You can only remove it by resetting the phone to factory defaults" (which deletes all your personal data).
Don’t worry, there is a simple way to remove your Google account from your Android without factory reset. Try the steps below:
First going the string “Settings -> “Accounts” ->”Your Google account” -> ”Menu”. Select “Remove account”.
If that didn’t work try the next way:
- Open Root Explorer or similar File browsing app on your Android.
- Open data/ system folder and delete “accounts.db”.
- If you can’t find the .db file, go to data/system/sync delete “accounts.xml”.
Note: You should open the data folder inside your Android’s root or primary location. You won’t be able to find the system folder inside the data folder of your Android’s microSD card.
It is pretty often when fixing Android devices errors related to Google Play require your Google account to be removed and added back. The ways above to remove your Google account without factory reset might be serve you more than once and insure correct downloading your apps and games from the Google Store.